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8. Nonepileptic seizures: diagnosis and treatment

Are you confused about non-epileptic seizures? Struggle with getting your patients the treatment they need? We’re here to help. We sit down with the wonderful Dr. Laura Strom, an epileptologist at the University of Colorado who specializes in the treatment of patients with non-epileptic seizures, to discuss the treatment and diagnosis of non-epileptic seizures. She is the head of the non-epileptic seizure clinic at the University of Colorado and is the primary investigator in an ongoing study for patients with non-epileptic seizures. Her clinic provides comprehensive neurologic and psychiatric treatment to patients with non-epileptic seizures and has treated more than 600 patients as of 2020.

7. Management of first-time seizure

Seizures are the bread and butter of the neurological consult service. Gaining proficiency in the workup and management of first-time seizures makes a young neurologist’s life much easier. To shed some light on this topic, I sit down with the incredible Dr. Brian Day, an Epileptologist at Washington University, to discuss the ins and outs of first-time seizure management.

6. Sleep deprivation during residency

Sleep deprivation is the norm in residency. But does it have to be? I sit down with Dr. Gabriela De Bruin to discuss the effects of sleep deprivation on residents and patients and discuss alternative work schedules.

5. Choosing a neurology residency

Puzzling over your rank list? We’re here to help. I sit down with Dr. Matt Brier and Dr. Mysti Harrison to discuss strategies for choosing a neurology residency.

4. Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

In this week’s episode, I interview Dr. Salim Chahin, a neurologist here at Washington University who specializes in the treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We discuss how to evaluate a patient with suspected MS using a case of optic neuritis. Dr. Chahin went to medical school in Damascus University School of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. He completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospital and completed a fellowship in MS at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a faculty member in the MS department here at Washington University.

3. Working up Weakness

In this week’s episode, I interview Dr. Robert Bucelli, a neurologist at WashU specializing in neuromuscular disorders. We discuss how to tailor your history and exam to a chief complaint of weakness. We talk about all the relevant questions to ask and how these questions allow you to narrow down your differential and guide further testing. We use a case of statin induced myopathy as the basis for our discussion.

2. The state of Alzheimer’s research

In this week’s episode I interview Dr. David Holtzman on the current state of Alzheimer’s research. We discuss his professional development as a physician scientist, his founding of the companyC2N diagnostics, and his opinions on the current state and future of Alzheimer’s research. Dr. Holzman got his MD from Northwestern University and then completed a neurology residency and post-doctoral research at UCSF. He is the chairman of the neurology department at Washington University and is the scientific director of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders. He is the Associate Director of the Knight ADRC and the president of the American Neurological Association.

1. Diagnosis and treatment of migraine

In this week’s episode I interview Dr. Rachel Darken on the diagnosis and treatment of migraine. Dr. Rachel Darken is a Neurologist here at Washington University who treats patients with headache and sleep disorders. She got her MD and PhD from Cornell University. She completed a Neurology residency here at Washington University followed by a research fellowship and became a faculty member at Washington University after completion of her fellowship.

0. Welcome to Brain Boy Neurology

Welcome to Brain Boy Neurology! I’m your host Jamie Holloman. I’m the education chief resident of neurology at Washington University. I started this podcast with the mission of making clinical neurology easy to understand and accessible for anyone with an interest in neuroscience. In this introductory episode I tell you a little bit about myself …

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